Heather Keenan received a Diploma in Art and Design at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Her artwork is in collections throughout the United States and Canada, and on the covers of many books and publications. She has received a BC Arts Council award, Best in Show at Sooke Fine Arts and the Winsor & Newton North American Artist’s Competition. Keenan is in the collections of the University of Victoria, Manitou Foundation, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, as well as The Canada Council and British Columbia Art Banks.
“My recent work is a narrative on imagined places of gathering; railway stations, streets and landscapes. The figures are at a nexus point, either beginning or ending their passage into or from a place of light. The work is an impressionistic, automatic style using oil pigment sticks, (oil paint, linseed oil and waxes in stick form) which enable me to draw and paint. I use my hands, rags and scrapers to erase and build layers.”